MassMutual Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company with great products and great ethics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Staff in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    For a commissioned agent, Mass Mutual is the company to work for. You work for Mass Mutual directly. Great commissions and benefits. Great product line up and a very high premium placed on ethics.

    Cons

    Company works on a General Agency basis. Each office is in affect a franchise and each General Agent has leeway in how he or she operates. The GA definitely sets the tone of the office. If you looking at Mass Mutual you should definitely interview with different GAs (there are three in the Los Angeles / Orange County area). Also, staff positions works for the GA, not the company. Therefore salary and benefits can vary greatly from office to office.

    Advice to Management

    Local staff should have access to home office benefits. (Note - the city listed below is not the actual city. Don't want to give away my office).


  2. Helpful (3)

    Financial Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

    I have been working at MassMutual (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    MassMutual allows there agents to broker other insurance carriers. MassMutual allows Financial Advisors to trade stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etf's, structured products for their clients. MassMutual gives their advisors autonomy to run their own business.

    Cons

    You have to pay for your own licenses, computer, mailings, and supplies.


  3. Helpful (2)

    My experience was outstanding.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Portland, OR

    I worked at MassMutual full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The training was superb and in depth. Daily training sessions on everything from proper communication rto marketing strategies. The office atmosphere will vary depending on location, but for my office I felt at home immediately. There is a team mentality that contributed to my success.

    Cons

    Like any financial services position based on commission it does get difficult to maintain consistency. You just have to have the patience/resources to put in the time to succeed, because immediate success is very rare.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being involved in the lives of your employees. It worked thus far.


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  5. I had an outstanding experience at MassMutual in Houston

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Financial Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Financial Advisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at MassMutual as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The support system at the Houston office is second to none. The managers empower the employees to achieve great results through coaching sessions, online training and more.

    Cons

    The industry is a make or break, but if you make it, you want to do it with MassMutual in Houston.


  6. Great for Macro Financial Planning, Doesn't Pigeon-Hole Clients into Investments Only

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    From the outset, I have been most impressed with the quality of people in this organization. The advisors here truly care about their clients and give advice freely. I've never seen that until I came to MassMutual.

    Cons

    If you aren't ready to run a business and the risks associated with it, don't join.

    Advice to Management

    Keep continuing with the mentorship programs. Have more bonding events for new hires.


  7. Great culture of support and high performance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    From the very second you walk into the office, there is a welcoming environment. You immediately feel that people are happy and that every single person matters in the organization. The core values of the company are growth, personal responsibility and work-life balance and it is clear that the company takes those seriously.

    Cons

    One thing to consider when working for the company as an advisor is there isn't a base pay. This can be very much seen as a pro or con. Pro being there is unlimited income potential with great benefits and for people that are high achievers, they will thrive in an environment like that. Con being you do need to have some savings when you first start to make sure you can survive the first couple months in the off-chance you don't get a commission check right away.


  8. Great Company with unlimited opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Recruiting Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Recruiting Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at MassMutual as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I started out as a Recruiting Intern and was offered a full time opportunity. My support team was amazing. I assisted the Executive Recruiting Director and Recruiting Director on human resource activities and daily recruiting duties. I learned strong and weak points about myself that have benefited my progress with the company. I have grown educationally as well as professionally working with Hoopis leadership team and partners.

    Cons

    The company is still in the development process so their is a lot of change to adapt to.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to assist your agents, interns, and staff in bettering themselves and you will always have a dedicated team of workers


  9. They focus on ensuring your success.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training is very comprehensive. The support team is willing and able to answer any questions you have, both while learning and when fully experienced. Everyone in each regional office seems to support one another in other offices if they are dealing with business there.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of guaranteed pay, if any, for some positions. There is a whole lot of information and techniques to learn to fully do job task, but to the motivated individuals, this is no problem.


  10. Helpful (1)

    The possibility's are endless

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agent in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Agent in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Make your own schedule
    Great products to sell
    unlimited income potential
    The G.A. at my location is a class act and will do what ever he can to help.
    No micro management.
    A declining base salary provided.

    Cons

    You are left to your own devices and your poor work discipline may bite you.
    Being a 1099 employee

    Advice to Management

    Study your Buffalo Office and replicate it.


  11. solid company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ability to manage your own business

    Cons

    Training is a little tough, but you get what you need to know



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